Hilary Martinez, the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State

I interned at the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University (FACTS) from May-December 2012. Interning at FACTS was essentially an exercise in participant-observation for my thesis research examining the motivations of donors to FACTS. In my time at FACTS I have gained a better understanding of the donation process, the utilization of donations for […]

Jain Orr, Kalahari People’s Fund

From November 2011 to October 2012 I interned with the Kalahari People‚Äôs Fund in Austin, Texas, which gave me the opportunity to travel to Namibia and Botswana during the summer of 2012. While doing a project on the role of women in hunter-gatherer San culture for my Peoples and Cultures of Africa class, Dr. Agwuele […]

Nick Rodriguez, The Gault Archaeological Project

My first artifact-related activity at my internship to learn was how to wash. Washing refers to the process of cleaning all the dirt and debris off of the collected samples of stone debitage and organic remains. Any pile of stone fragments that appear to have been intentionally created (usually during the manufacture of a tool) […]

Megan Grabowski, The Gault Archaeological Project

Archaeological collection management is a subfield of archaeology that focuses on preserving, organizing and maintaining archaeological collections. I decided to take my first steps into the field of archaeological collections management by interning at The Gault School of Archaeological Research (GSAR). My internship with the GSAR lasted from June 2012 until May 2013. Fauna is […]